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What is a Birth Doula?
The word DOULA comes from a Greek word that means "a woman who serves". A birth doula is a professional trained in childbirth who provides emotional, physical and informational support to those who are trying to conceive, expecting, in labor, or have recently given birth.
What are the benefits to hiring a doula?
C-sections reduced by 26% - 50%
Length of labor reduced by 25%
Oxytocin use reduced by 40%
Use of narcotics reduced by 30%
Forceps reduced by 30%
Epidurals reduced by 60%
Decreased postpartum depression
Cochrane Collaboration www.thecochranelibrary.com
Doulas DO NOT: